For the Love of Oils

People who have oily skin; are usually drawn to purchasing and using products that strip oils off their skin, especially their face. For this complexion type, facial oils may seem like a nightmare because there is a misconception that their skin produces high levels of oils, and hence using facial oils may lead to pores being clogged and their skin breaking out. This is false!

Our skin naturally produces oils called sebum, which allows the skin to stay healthy and hydrated. However, when the skin starts to produce sebum in excess, it causes oily skin to be prone to skin conditions such as acne. It is important to note that having oily skin does not mean that you have the worst skin texture.

Most people have oily skin; as a result of genetics, and as this is a natural cause, it is only right to manage it with the right products. Feeding your skin with the right amounts of oils fixes the excess -production of sebum and creates the perfect oil balance for your skin.

In general, oils are essential for all skin types. This is because it provides the skin with the right balance of sealed moisture, hydrates the skin, gives a smoother, supple surface, and gives the skin a glowing look. It is also crucial to know which type of oil to use and when to use it.

Here are a few oils that work excellent for oily and combination skin complexion:


  1. Shea Oil

Shea oil comes from shea butter; it is rich in Vitamins A, E, and F – the needed nutrients to keep our skin looking healthy and clean. It is non-comedogenic, which means it does not fill up pores or create excess oils on the face. As a carrier oil, shea is lightweight, and a few drops go a long way with absorption.



  1. Baobab Oil

Baobab oil is a lightweight oil that does not fill up pores and contains rich components of omega fatty acids. It protects the skin from all types of inflammation and skin irritation to which oily skin types are prone to. Vitamin E is one of the ingredients in Baobab oil, which works as a moisturiser for the skin and keeps the skin perfectly hydrated.


  1. Lavender Essential Oil

This essential oil has high antibacterial properties for controlling breakouts and pimples.  The fragrance is soothing and relaxing.  Experts say, adding a few drops of lavender oil into a moisturising cream improves the moisture balance and penetrates the skin with its healing effect.


  1. Coconut Oil

Many people with oily skin are scared to use coconut oil because coconut oil is heavy by nature, and heavy oils tend to clog pores. However, it is healthier and safer to use 100% virgin coconut oil, which contains all the organic ingredients. Coconut oil contains properties that help in fading discoloration, producing new skin cells, and effectively keeping the skin moisturised. It can also be used as a natural makeup remover, whiles protecting the outer layer of the skin. Using these oils in the right way goes a long way into bettering oily skin complexion.


  • Cleansing

As oily skin produces excess oils, it is crucial to start your skincare routine with a cleanser to remove all dirt, dead skin cells, and impurities. Our black soap is the perfect cleanser to use. It takes away the impurities gathered on the face, yet still giving a glowing and healthy skin. To attain the right balance of moisture for oily skin; a shea-based black soap is highly recommended as it deeply cleanses your face without stripping off moisture. R&R Luxury gives you the option of using black soap in either a bar or liquid form – achieving the same purpose.


  • Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a must for all skin types. The excess production of oils causes the skin to be prone to acne and breakouts; as such, it is crucial to strip off the excessive oils from the skin by exfoliating. However, do not over-exfoliate as it causes the skin to dehydrate and that's not good for oily skin or any type of complexion. Our Shea Sugar Scrub not only exfoliates but nourishes your skin and is rich in fatty acid that helps keep your skin refreshed and naturally moisturised.

  • Use Facial oil

A few drops of facial oil go a long way! These oils are enriched with minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids which are great for battling acne and breakout conditions.

ALWAYS remember to apply sunscreen as the final layer of your morning skincare routine to shield and keep your skin safe. 

Visit our site now to choose the right oils for your skin!


Ivy, R&R Intern




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